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Katatetori Kaitenage, (omote)
Variation 2a

Katatetori Kaitenage has been referred to as a rotary throw from a wrist grab.

Kaitenage techniques appear somewhat elaborate, but in actuality are very simple in nature. The movement is very circular and is always in flux, where both uke and nage take on many shifts and changes in direction and footwork. Tenkans and irimis, interchangeably start every shift of movement. It is truly a beautiful technique to watch and to execute, when it is executed well. In a practical sense, it can be deadly.

In omote technique, the nage takes a more direct approach to the attack and enters her attacker's territory slightly off-the line of attack. As she does so, she strikes him causing his one-point/center to be disturbed - she has the advantage now. She pivots and drops her arm in a circular motion (sword cut) and redirects it towards him. 

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Katatetori Kaitenage (omote) 
Variation 2a.
is demonstrated by C. Matrasko (nage) and Zeke Nono (uke)

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Michio Hikitsuchi 10th Dan 1978
(C. Matrasko as uke)
1978 C. Matrasko

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